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About Us

At IF we design, manufacture and distribute innovative consumer products to distributors and retailers in over 70 countries worldwide. If you are hoping to find original and giftable ranges directly from the design source we think you will be glad you found us.

A brief history

  • IF was founded in 1996 to produce intelligent consumer products.
  • We design our products from the ground up.
  • We aim our products at readers and book lovers of all ages.
  • We have produced over 100 ranges and sold over 20 million products in 70 countries.
  • We supply famous retailers all over the world.

Production expertise

  • PRINT + PAPER
    Die-cut Stationery, Journals, Sticky Notes and Bookmarks.
  • INJECTION MOULDING
    Book Holders, Book Rests, Ear Plugs and other gizmos!
  • OPTICAL
    Reading Glasses, innovative Magnifiers and Fresnel Lenses.
  • METAL
    Bookmarks, Page Markers and Book Ends.
  • ELECTRONIC
    Dictionaries, Book Lights, Illuminated Magnifiers and Reading Lights.

Where?

  • PICKERING, UK
    Customer services, warehousing and distribution.
  • FLORENCE, ALABAMA, USA
    Customer Services warehousing and distribution.
  • HONG KONG
    Showroom, Customer Services.
  • CHINA
    QC and Production teams.

Our customers

  • Our customers are mostly retailers and distributors.
  • Broadly, our ranges sell well in Book Stores, Gift Stores, Department Stores and Supermarkets.
  • We also sell individual ranges to many other types of retailer including Airlines, Opticians, Pharmacies, Visitor Attractions and Mail Order companies.

Our business model

  • We hold stock and operate pick-and-pack wholesale operations in the UK and USA.
  • We own production facilities in the UK and USA where we can rework product to customer specifications.
  • We offer merchandising services, as do some of our distributors in other territories where possible.
  • We have a Hong Kong Showroom and China office.
  • We offer direct shipment, quoting FOB pricing for products on a MOQ low margin basis.
  • We operate strict compliance testing, QC and factory audits, and we tick all the boxes when it comes to complex and stringent supply terms.

Our merchandising

  • We are known for imaginative, high quality packaging.
  • Most of our product ranges are available with their own purpose built point of sale displays for easy merchandising.
  • We produce various co-ordinated product ranges for retailers, merchandised on floor standing displays, aisle ends, queue lines or wall space.
  • We can offer valuable EPOS sales information for different retail categories.

Some interesting bits

  • We produce licensed products.
  • We have 45 staff.
  • We have been successful in the UK ‘Gift of the Year’ awards 8 times.
  • We publish a full product catalogue.
  • We have a trade website.

Our service

  • We have customer service teams in the UK, USA and HK.
  • We offer a high level of personal customer service.
  • Several of our key retail and distribution partners have been working with us for over 12 years.
  • We are a flexible positive-minded company looking for win-win relationships with our customers.

IF-mapContact Us

IF
IF House
Thornton Road
Pickering
North Yorkshire
YO18 7JB
United Kingdom


T: +44 (0) 1751 47 57 57
F: +44 (0) 1751 47 25 55
E: info@ifplc.com

 

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Trade Shows


We attend many home based and international trade shows throughout the year. These events are a perfect opportunity for buyers to get to grips with our gift ranges first hand and is often the platform we use to launch new products or in many instances preview our pre-launch products.

If you are attending a particular show and would like to arrange a meeting with one of our show team, please contact us and we can arrange that for you. We hope to see you soon.

You can see us at the following trade events in 2017:


Summer Las Vegas Market 30th July - 3rd August 2017 - Booth 1221

NY NOW Summer Show 20th August - 24th August 2017 - Booth 5417

Frankfurt Book Fair 11th - 15th October 2017 - Hall 6.2 Booth C126

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